Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBT equality-rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States. According to the HRC, it has more than one million members and supporters. Its current president is Chad Griffin.

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‘Respect for Marriage’ campaign focuses on bipartisan support for gay marriage

| Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Respect for Marriage Coalition on Wednesday launched a national advertising campaign featuring prominent bipartisan leaders – including President Barack Obama, Former Vice President Dick Cheney, Former First Lady Laura Bush, and Former Secretary of Defense Colin Powell – speaking out in support of marriage for gay and lesbian Americans.

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Poll finds growing bipartisan support among voters for marriage equality

| Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The first national, public opinion poll of 2013 on marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, released Tuesday by the Respect for Marriage Coalition, found that a growing bipartisan majority of registered voters support marriage rights.

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Plan for ‘traditional’ prom backfires as group faces firestorm of criticism

| Monday, February 11, 2013
Diana Medley (via WTWO-TV)
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and activist Dan Savage, founder of the "It Gets Better" project, joined a chorus of LGBT advocates from across the country in condemning a group of students and parents in Sullivan, Ind., who met Sunday to discuss plans for a high school prom that would exclude gay and lesbian students.

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LGBT advocacy groups denounce Boy Scouts’ delay on anti-gay policy

| Wednesday, February 6, 2013
LGBT advocacy groups responded Wednesday to an announcement by the Boy Scouts of America that it would delay until May a decision on whether to end its longstanding policy that prohibits gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders.

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HRC ad calls on Boy Scouts to adopt national non-discrimination policy

| Sunday, February 3, 2013
Two days before an expected vote, the Human Rights Campaign will run a full-page ad in the Dallas Morning News on Monday calling on the leadership at Boy Scouts of America to end its discriminatory policy prohibiting gay people from Scouting and adopt a national non-discrimination standard.

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LGBT advocacy groups applaud Obama’s gay-inclusive immigration plan

| Tuesday, January 29, 2013
LGBT advocacy groups on Tuesday applauded President Barack Obama's plan for immigration reform, which included provisions that would allow U.S. citizens and permanent residents to sponsor a visa for a same-sex partner.

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HRC declares the ‘fall of the empire opposed to same-sex marriage’

| Thursday, January 17, 2013
National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown
WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign on Thursday highlighted a new milestone in the march toward full marriage equality, declaring the fall of the empire opposed to same-sex marriage. Widespread losses, sagging poll numbers, and poor investments make it difficult to see how national groups...

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Chuck Hagel: A disappointing choice from Obama

Editor, The Washington Blade
| Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Chuck Hagel
Rather than use his mandate from winning re-election to reward his key constituencies, President Barack Obama has poked a stick in the eye of the LGBT community by turning to former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary -- a man who had an abysmal voting record in Congress and drew criticism for using anti-gay slurs back in 1998.

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HRC commends nomination of John Kerry for Secretary of State

| Friday, December 21, 2012
U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Friday praised the nomination of U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) to be Secretary of State during President Obama's second term.

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HRC statement: ‘We mourn today’s horrific tragedy’ in Newtown, Conn.

| Friday, December 14, 2012
Chad Griffin
HRC: “The entire HRC family mourns today’s horrific tragedy in Newtown. We extend condolences, thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims as well as to the entire state of Connecticut which is still reeling from this senseless act violence."

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